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Why Ashley Wagner Is Wrong About Figure Skating

It's OK to question your sport's judging system; it's not OK to pander to mass media at the expense of good sportsmanship.<p>The American skater who ended up in seventh place yesterday is all over the news this morning saying she feels cheated — actually, "gypped" is the word she unfortunately used. …

U.S. Olympic Officials: It Wasn't Suits That Hurt Speedskaters

America's performance in the 2014 Winter Games has been solid, if not spectacular. Team USA has managed to stay at or near the top of the medal heap in Sochi for most of the games.<p>But big names like snowboarder Shaun White, speed skater Shani Davis, skier Bode Miller and both U.S. hockey teams have …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Mike Eruzione remembers when US hockey knocked off the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice'

Everybody loves an underdog story, especially when it comes to sports at the highest level.<p>You could easily argue it doesn’t get much better, from an underdog point of view, than the US Men’s Olympic hockey team's unlikely victory over the Soviet Union at the Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y., back …

Lolo: Sochi is for the 'underdogs'

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Lolo Jones knows weird things can happen at an Olympics.<p>In Beijing and London, that worked against her. In Sochi, it may …

Gold Medalist Is The Perfect Sportsman, Waits 28 Minutes To Shake Hands Of Last-Place Finishers

Moments like this are what the Olympics are all about.

NBA commish wants to raise age limit, calls one-and-done 'a disaster'

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver explained to USA Today why he favors raising the age limit in the league from 19 to 20 years old.<p>The Adam Silver era …

How It Really Feels at the Olympics in Sochi

It is at times unfinished, other times exceedingly harsh, and always under watch. But, God, is it beautiful.<p><b>Late yesterday afternoon</b>, I sat atop a high Caucasian peak eating the best beef stroganoff ever and thought, "These Olympics have just been grand." There have been fabulous storylines such as …

New Documents Raise More Questions About Whether Obama Knew Healthcare.gov Wasn't Ready

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to meeting schedules obtained by <i>The Hill</i> through the Freedom of Information Act, Health …

Do the Winter Olympics Have a Future in a Warming World?

Russia's balmy weather could be a sign of things to come, a new study says. We're running out of places cold enough to host the Games.<p>One of the warmest Winter Olympics in history is getting warmer.<p>Temperatures reached the low-60s today in Sochi, and they're expected to stay there on Thursday and …

CB: NFL not ready for gay player

Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay has been the story of the week in the NFL, and players in the league know the story is just beginning.<p>For …

Westminster Winner Licks Her Way Through the Morning Talk Show Rounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's always a big morning-after for the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but this …

Brutal winter may see Lake Superior freeze over for first time in decades

Hell may not freeze over, but experts say Lake Superior could this winter, for the first time this century.<p>The world's largest freshwater lake was 87.1 percent iced over as of Tuesday, and could soon be virtually covered, thanks to an unrelenting winter in which the mercury has fallen even harder …

More than 1M signed up for health coverage in January

WASHINGTON — More than 1.1 million people signed up for health insurance coverage through state and federal exchanges in January, including a rising number of young, healthy enrollees, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.<p>That's 3.3 million now covered by private …